As much as I love beach destinations, I love beach properties too. Great accommodation definitely plays an important role in influencing your over all vacation experience. And that’s the reason every time we try to choose a property that has something different to offer.
During our recent trip to Goa, we stayed at a property in South Goa. This was our first time stay in South Goa as a family. Before this I stayed at Holiday Inn during my official visit to Goa, you can check out the review of this beautiful property here. A perfect place to Holiday- Holiday Inn Resort, Goa
South Goa is surely greener, charming and peaceful part of Goa where you can experience the authentic tropical charm of Goa. And when it comes to luxury properties South Goa can spoil you for choices. Most of the popular International brands of hotels are present in this part of Goa.
This time we stayed at a beautifully designed boutique beach resort, Beleza by the Beach.
We were 2 families with 2 young kids(3 years and less than a year old), so comfort and location was on top of our priority list. Beach property was the most obvious choice for us as we dint expected to roam around much. (Although quite opposite this time we did some sightseeing for a change). Read about our visit to Panaji city here Experiencing the old world charm in Panaji Goa
Enjoying our drive through the narrow lanes dotted with palm trees and paddy fields on either side, we entered this beautiful place nestled between the lush green tropical surroundings.The very first look of the property was soothing. Thatched roof, large wooden pillars and interesting stone statues made us curious to explore rest of it without any delay.
We spent 3 pleasant days at Beleza by the beach. Here is the review of the property.
Disclaimer: This is not the paid or sponsored review but based on our experience.
Location: Beleza by the beach is in South Goa overlooking Colva beach. This resort is around 20 kms from Panaji airport and it takes around an hour or so to reach. The best part is that you can see the beautiful Colva beach right from its boundary. The moment you leave the gates of the resort you are standing on the sandy shores of Colva, one of the most beautiful and clean beaches of South Goa. It’s a perfect location for those looking for a peaceful time amidst of serenity and nature, away from hustle bustle of city life.
Ambience – Like I mentioned earlier, Beleza by the beach is a piece of paradise enveloped in lush greenery. From one side the property overlooks bright and glistening paddy fields as far as one can see where as from other end its surrounded by the sea. Resort is aesthetically designed to exhibit the tropical settings with thatched roofs, wooden pillars, large balconies, open spaces, pathways lined by tropical trees and a big pool in the center overlooking the vast stretches of greenery. The faint music playing at the restaurant adds further to it. Décor also includes artistic wooden/stone statues placed at different places, which are really interesting; I specially liked the one where Lord Ganesha is upside down. Over all the resort exudes very pleasant and relaxing vibes, which helps you unwind and spend some quality time.
Rooms – We stayed in a superior category room. Rooms are spacious, well maintained and nicely designed. I specially loved the colorful and vibrant paintings on the wall, which are colour coördinated with the couch. Our room was at ground floor; it was well lit up, although it was overlooking the backside of parking space, which was not a great view to enjoy. Washroom was probably the most spacious I have ever seen in any other property. It was neat and well maintained, with a ceiling fan inside (Yes, I am not kidding)
Amenities – Like any other premium property, Beleza also offers most of the common amenities including basic toiletries (no bathrobes though), complimentary water bottles, tea /coffee maker etc.
Apart from this, resort has a picturesque swimming pool where you can enjoy most of your evenings. Our little one spent a great time in the baby pool. They also have a spa and salon, which offers range of therapies and treatments; services offered here are quite decently priced.
I learnt that there is no gym yet, but half of the property was under renovation so may be its coming up.
Property offers activities like nature walk etc. Their website mentions about live band performance but during our visit, it was not there, may be due to renovation or off-season.Another good thing is you get taxi easily once you inform the hotel staff; there are a lot of taxis parked outside the property.And yes I forget to offer the best amenity that’s direct access to the beach.
Restaurant & Food – Tentacao is the restaurant cum coffee shop, which over looks the pool from one side and paddy fields from another. They serve mix cuisine including Indian, traditional Goan, Chinese and Continental.
Restaurant serves buffet breakfast in the morning, although they don’t offer a large spread but options are decent including the live counter. It was a real joyful experience to have your breakfast with all the greenery glowing in front of your eyes. Sufficient to make your day! Restaurant staff was very prompt and helpful especially the restaurant manager Santosh was very courteous.
Service – They offer an excellent service. Room service was really fast and prompt on orders. Whenever we ordered anything we received it in maximum 10 minutes. The staff was pleasant and courteous.
Over all we spent quality time with our family at this beautiful property and would like to visit it again. Only regret is we could not spend enough time on the beach, as initially we were not aware that it’s so close to the resort. Probably next time this will be on top of our agenda.
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49 thoughts on “Hotel Review: Beleza by the Beach, A Tropical paradise in South Goa”
I pinned it for later, and I like all of the pictures that you took.
Thanks so much☺
The dining area is so cute!
Ya it overlooked paddy fields which was so nice
What a beautiful place to stay! It looks so relaxing, and being right on the beach is perfect. I love the sculptures, and the spa sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much. Yes we had a great time here ☺
This truly is a tropical paradise. Love how they’ve combined modern comfort with an authentic tropical feel. And what a setting!
Thanks so much..truely it was pleasure to stay here
I’ve not been to Goa, but saving this for when I do 🙂
Thanks Jac.wish you get to visit again
Looks like Paradise. I would love to visit Goa!
Thanks so much.hope you get to visit soon
Wonderful place. Pinned it for when I get the chance to be in the area.
Thanks so much Alina.hope you get to visit soon
I love the vibe of this property, with all the natural wood. It looks incredible. Vacations like this are always good, much needed relaxation away from city life. I’ve never visited before, but friends of mine are going soon and they have a child so I’ll be sure to let them know about this place.
Thanks nerissa. Glad you liked it.am sure kids will hv goodtime☺
I’m heading to India early next year and Goa is on the list! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks.hope u have a great trip
Oh this looks great! Will definitely pin this for later in case I am planning to go back to India. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks glad you liked it
Colva beach is the best place to stay for exploring South Goa.
Yes I think you are right 😊
I have heard lots of good things about Goa and this looks like a beautiful spot to stay in. The beach looks lovely and the grounds are so green. All that food looks delicious too. Pinning for future reference, when I finally make it to Goa
Thanks so much Anisa.we had great time.wish you get to visit soon
That does look like a gorgeous island retreat! Looks so fun!
Thanks.i was great fun
Looks like a nice and cool property 🙂
Thanks☺yes it was fun
South goa is perfect for a laid back family vacation and Beleza sounds like the perfect choice too! That food looks absolutely delicious. Makes me wanna go back to Goa.
Thanks so much..goa is always exciting for me. Hope you get to visit soon
I love boutique hotels and this one looks amazing! Would love to stay here!
Thanks Vanda .i am glad you found it useful
Looks so relaxing and no crowds at the beach. I’ve had Goa on my bucket list for some time.
Thanks Debra..ya nobody at the beach was the plus point. I wish you get to visit goa soon
I am planning a solo trip to Goa, and especially in South Goa. This resort comes in for me at the perfect time. I hope I’ll be able to book with them 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation.
Thanks Shivani..i am glad that u found it useful.wish you a great trip
This looks like such a retreat! I might just end up spending all my time inside the resort 🙂 Will need to keep this place in mind for my next Goa trip.
Thanks so much richa..ya i too wanted to spend all my time laz8ng around only 😊
Great post! Wow, Goa has changed since I was there in the 80s!
Oh wow you visited in 80s..thats great to know..would love to know how it was then ..i visited first time in 2007 i think
Oh this looks so idyllic! Goa is a part of India I haven’t visited yet, but I would definitely like to get there one day….
Thanks so much.hope you get to visit Goa soon 😊
Sounds like such a lovely holiday getaway! I’d forgo a pretty view from my room anytime, I’d the rest of the resort is so picturesque and relaxed!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much .glad you liked it. We had a great time
It certainly looks like paradise. One more added to the bucket list.
Glad you liked it.
What a beautiful property! I’ve never been to Goa, but this place just looks like a dream!
Thanks so much.hope you get to visit soon